If you download the Matroska link to the right, you will get a mkv-file with optional subtitles, which you can play with a vlc-player on your computer.
The scriptwriter has extended Pushkin's 10 page story considerably and has written a not very original but wonderfully natural and unsentimental melodrama, with not one false note. They got the local Russian colour right too, and created an organic whole, with a beautiful Tchaikovsky-like soundtrack and bits of Russian folk songs and dances. I found nothing on the net, the film was made in Austria after the Anschluss, so I guess this was part of the Soviet-German friendship program. I've written the subs. Enjoy.
Germany 1940: the legendary directors have departed: Fritz Lang, Robert Siodmak, Detlef Sierck (Douglas Sirk)... A first version of this Russian story was made in France starring Harry Baur in the thirties (Nostalgie 1938), but the German version is generally considered best of all including a third one (Dunja 1955). "Der Postmeister" is not unworthy of the melodramas Sierck made with Zarah Leander ("La Habanera"); melodrama buffs should definitely watch it. It contains scenes you would not expect from the Nazi years; the most amazing is an astounding dance of a topless gypsy (you read well); the scene when the father explains to his daughter that he did not behave decently with her mother who closed her bedroom door to him; the wedding and the feast (what kind of beast could attend such a feast?) just to fool the poor father whose only purpose in life is to see his daughter happy; the young officer telling a distraught Dunja how much he despises those gals you've got to pay for sex; the same young officer going crazy when he discovers he's been betrayed (just look at his eyes: impressive!); an unusually inventive editing when papa returns home, leaving his girl to despair whereas he thinks she's the happiest girl in the world... Dunja has many relatives in the world of cinema: from Pabst's "Loulou" to Renoir/Zola's "Nana".